‘It: Chapter 2’ Casting… 6 Down, 1 To Go

News about casting for It: Chapter 2 has been arriving fast and furious during the past week and today brings word that the sixth member of “The Losers Club” has been named.  Playing the adult counterpart of Ben Hanscom (Jeremy Ray Taylor in It: Chapter 1) will be Jay Ryan, perhaps best-known from the CW’s version of Beauty & the Beast, which ran from 2012-2016.

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Ryan joins the previously announced James McAvoy as Bill Denbrough (Jaeden Liberher), Jessica Chastain as Beverly Marsh (Sophia Lillis), Bill Hader as Richie Tozier (Finn Wolfhard), Andy Bean as Stanley Uris (Wyatt Oleff), and James Ransone as Eddie Kaspbrak (Jack Dylan Grazer).  There’s no word yet about casting for the seventh “Loser,” Mike Hanlon, played by Chosen Jacobs in It: Chapter 1.